11 February, 2010

Valentines Day Table

I'm linking to two parties. Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie is hosting a Valentine Party. Susan is hosting Tablescape Thursday. Click on the links to take you to see other posts.

I layered my table with a red tablecloth and a white crocheted table cloth. White chargers, white dinner plates, red napkins and white salad plates were used at the place settings, as well as my everyday Oneida flatware and glass water goblets. I also used white candlesticks, with red tapers.

The little Pier 1 love bird salt and pepper shakers look perfect on the table.

I made this heart at the ladies retreat this past weekend.

For my wedding, the theme was calla lilies. A friend gave me this little heart-shaped ceramic box with calla lilies along with her wedding gift to me. It always reminds me of my wedding day.

At Christmas I called this an angel. For Valentines Day, I'll call it a cherub, holding a little heart name tag.
I hope to replace this candle with some flowers on the 14th.

UPDATE: Feb 14th. I got my flowers from DH.

Sugar cookies for dessert. DH rolled them out and baked them. I decorated them. I picked up this server at the thrift shop.

This is a sparkly heart wreath on my front door. I purchased it at CVS.

I also purchased those little conversation hearts, and had them in a little apothecary jar. However, they all disappeared. I guess I need to buy that candy at the last minute. I couldn't even run out to the store and get more since we are snowed in today. Have a happy Valentines Day.


Becky K. said...

Very pretty, Karen.

I love all of your attention to detail. The little white birds are great.

Becky K.

Rettabug said...

Karen, that thrift store server is a real treasure along with that beautiful crocheted tablecloth. I need to get a new white tablecloth for my glass dining room table.

BTW, you will see on my post this week that I carried calla lilies for my wedding, too!! Still ♥ them, to this day.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Very pretty. Your DH helped with the cookies. Wow!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh what a pretty table. Your thrift store find is fabulous and I so love that beautiful crocheted tablecloth. The cookies look yummy. Very pretty. Hugs, Marty

Kathleen said...

The candy heart thieves have struck again! :)
Love your pretty tablecloth! The whole table looks lovely and the cookies look delicious!
Hope you get those flowers, K!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, I love your table! It is so pretty and festive! That heart with your name on it is just darling. Love your cookies, too. All of your dishes and the birds are perfect for a Valentine's table!

I love the fact that you are going to have a caregivers tea at your church. That is so neat because it's one of the hardest jobs ever. My BFF took care of her aged mother, and while she loved doing it, it was exhausting. So I think that is great! Best of luck with it!


Sheila :-)

xinex said...

Very pretty, romantic and crisp. I love it!!...Christine

The Southern Belle said...

Your "story" is lovely! Thank you for sharing your cookies, your memories--and the Bible verse! Blessings!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I love all your Valentine goodies! Very sweet and I love the little white birds.

Anonymous said...

Everything is so pretty. I especially love the table cloth. Wow! Rosie

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Karen, those layered tablecloths are beautiful. Your cookies are so pretty, and I really like that server, and I can't believe you got that from the thrift shop. How great! Your wreath looks so nice on your door. Beautiful heart and message you made at the retreat. I'm still laughing about your dissappearing candy hearts! Thank you so much for joining the party. laurie

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

Yummy cookies...now I want some of my own;)!

Your table is lovely...I adore the heart with the bible verse...so true!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Looks like you are all ready...well except for the candy! Hope you get those flowers!! Happy Valentine's day!

Pat@BPM said...

Beautiful post!

Happy Valentine's Day,Karen!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Karen, this all looks so romantic girl..Love that you and your honey did the cookies together...Hope you have a GREAT Valentine day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty table setting. I really like the white crochet over the red.

Shelia said...

Hi Karen! Oh, I just love everything here. Now that crocheted tablecloth is beautiful! I crochet and have made two of these. I love those little white birds and all the hearts. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

★Carol★ said...

The table looks great, especially the cookies, and the sparkly ones in particular! Love the birdy S&P shakers too!
Have a great Valentine's Day!

Jenny said...

Verry pretty Karen. I hope you get flowers to fill your vase!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your table is so romantic and pretty...really lovely. And the cookies look delicious!

Happy Valentine's Day, Karen!


Melissa Miller said...

Karen the table looks so pretty! Love your name in the center with heart. How precious! The wreath is beautiful too.

Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

PS Thank you for entering my LL giveaway!

stefanie said...

What a pretty table, I love all the hearts...Have a wonderful Valentines Day

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

This is all just beautiful!

I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

Happy Valentine's Day!!


Unknown said...

Oh I love your place cards. Your table is just lovely! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


kanishk said...

I love all of your attention to detail. The little white birds are great.

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Decor To Adore said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

Lia at Petite Little Bee said...

Really lovely! Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hugs, Lia

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty all your valentine's touches are! Goes to show that there can never be too much love in a home.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Hi Karen! What a beautiful Valentine's tablescape! I especially loved the calla lily box, since I used them at my wedding, too! Thanks for reminding me to link to your party! I have added your link and will be ready on Monday night! Happy V Day...hugs...Debbie